New Camerata Opera presents Holst's Savitri and Blow's Venus & AdonisNew Camerata Opera presents Holst's Savitri and Blow's Venus & Adonis
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018

This November, as a new anchor partner with The Flea Theater in TriBeCa, New Camerata Opera will present a double-bill of Gustav Holst's S?vitri and John Blow's Venus and Adonis. The production will be directed by Jennifer Williams, whose immersive productions have garnered praise around the world and in Washington D.C., as founder and Artistic Director of Public Opera, and where she recently had her debut with Washington National Opera. (more...)

VIDEO: WNO's Presents LA TRAVIATA In The Kennedy Center Opera HouseVIDEO: WNO's Presents LA TRAVIATA In The Kennedy Center Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018

Washington National Opera opens its 2018-2019 season with a stunning new production by WNO Artistic Director Francesca Zambello of Verdi's La traviata, October 6-21, 2018, in the Kennedy Center Opera House. Tickets start at $45. From the famous brindisi drinking song to the heartbreaking 'Addio del passato' aria, the original 'Pretty Woman' proves it's better to have loved once than not at all. Verdi's romantic masterpiece and familiar tunes are as timeless as the storyline is contemporary, pitting tensions of social class against Violetta's personal sacrifice. (more...)

WNO's Presents LA TRAVIATA In The Kennedy Center Opera HouseWNO's Presents LA TRAVIATA In The Kennedy Center Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

Washington National Opera opens its 2018-2019 season with a stunning new production by WNO Artistic Director Francesca Zambello of Verdi's La traviata, October 6-21, 2018, in the Kennedy Center Opera House. Tickets start at $45. From the famous brindisi drinking song to the heartbreaking 'Addio del passato' aria, the original 'Pretty Woman' proves it's better to have loved once than not at all. Verdi's romantic masterpiece and familiar tunes are as timeless as the storyline is contemporary, pitting tensions of social class against Violetta's personal sacrifice. (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Announces 2018 Rising Star Award WinnersPaper Mill Playhouse Announces 2018 Rising Star Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

As one of the nation's leading professional theaters and recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director) has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows to Broadway. Since their inception in 1996, the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theatre have ignited the careers of many notable performers, all of whom attended high school in New Jersey.  Among the early nominees and winners are Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables), Tony Award winners Laura Benanti (Gypsy) and Nikki M. James (The Book of Mormon), Tony nominee Rob McClure (Chaplin), Shanice Williams, star of NBC's The Wiz Live! and Olivier Award nominee Jared Gertner (The Book of Mormon).  This year Union High School took the prize for 'Outstanding Overall Production.' A complete list of award winners is below. (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Announces 2018 Rising Star Award NominationsPaper Mill Playhouse Announces 2018 Rising Star Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

As one of the nation's leading professional theaters and recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows to Broadway (more...)

BWW Review: ARIADNE AUF NAXOS Wrangles a Dynamic Operatic Experience at The Long Center in Austin, TXBWW Review: ARIADNE AUF NAXOS Wrangles a Dynamic Operatic Experience at The Long Center in Austin, TX
by Amy Bradley - Feb 1, 2018

With the history of ARIADNE AUF NAXOS as rich and complicated as the melodrama within itself, the reinvention presented by the Austin Opera this season is reminiscent of this Opera's rich history and beginnings. Premiering initially in 1912, Richard Strauss conceived a performance mixing the comedic style of Moliere' with the musically focused German-style melodrama opera. Appearing originally in two contrasting acts, the first begins as a play, and the second transitions into a full-fledged opera with comedic highlights. Historically, audiences were flustered in Munich and London by the contrasting art forms rolled into one night of entertainment - specifically, opera aficionados were loathe to sit through an entire act of a performance, before hearing the opera they were expecting in act two. After a variety of attempts with different versions and audience locations, Strauss' Libretto partner Hofmannsthal proposed a new first act be written to provide context on marrying the dramatization of operatic performance style with less prestigious but entertaining commedia dell'arte. Thus the second version of ARIADNE AUF NAXOS was presented in 1916 in Berlin and despite unsuccessful returns of a few productions, this opera/commedia concoction went on to be performed all over European Opera houses until it's first presentation in the United States in 1925. This rich history and reworking lend well to the present production at The Long Center presented by Austin Opera. (more...)

New Season of WELCOME TO SWEETIE PIE'S Returns 11/25 on OWN NetworkNew Season of WELCOME TO SWEETIE PIE'S Returns 11/25 on OWN Network
by TV News Desk - Oct 30, 2017

OWN's long-running, NAACP Image Award-winning docu-series Welcome to Sweetie Pie's featuring soul food entrepreneur Miss Robbie Montgomery her son Tim Norman and their exuberant family returns to OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network on Saturday, November 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT for its fifth season. (more...)

Union High School Performing Arts Company Featured in Upcoming PBS Documentary I CAN'T...I HAVE REHEARSAL
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

The Union High School Performing Arts Company has announced their participation in an upcoming documentary entitled 'I Can't...I Have Re- hearsal,' that will air on PBS/NJTV on Wednesday, May 17th at 8:00pm. (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Announces 2017 Rising Star Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

As one of the nation's leading professional theaters and recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows to Broadway. (more...)

Franky And The Band to Release New Concept Album AUSTIN TEXAS THE ROCK OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Much to the excitement of music aficionados worldwide, a new concept album titled “Austin Texas The Rock Opera” will be released in April 2017. (more...)

Jennifer Williams Leathe Releases A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS AFTER ALL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Jennifer Williams Leathe's new book A Wonderful Christmas After All ($11.99, paperback, 9781498484336; $5.99, eBook, 9781498484343) tells the story of Emily, who just loves Christmas and all the fun that comes with it: covering the tree with ornaments, baking beautiful cookies, listening to carols-she just couldn't wait. But this year is different-nothing is going her way! Join Emily as she finds the gift that makes it a wonderful Christmas after all. (more...)

International Voice Competition Comes to Ithaca
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Opera Ithaca presents the Edward M. Murray Competition of Voice Finals Sunday March 19, 2017 from 2pm thru 7pm at the Community School of Music and Arts. The first annual competition attracted seventy-five highly accomplished professional singers from all over the world, as far reaching as Russia, South Korea and Europe as well as all over the United States. (more...)

BWW Blog: Leanne Laurino - FOOTLOOSE Dances into UHSPAC
by Guest Blogger: Leanne Marie Laurino - Dec 5, 2016

The award - winning Union High School Performing Arts Company has been tirelessly working on our Winter Production of Footloose. Based off the classic 1984 film, the story follows Ren McCormack, an upbeat Chicago teen who moves to the small town of Bomont. He meets some friends along the way that would soon change his life in a way he never thought possible.  (more...)

BWW Blog: Leanne Marie Laurino - Union High School Senior Wins Perry Award
by Guest Blogger: Leanne Marie Laurino - Sep 29, 2016

On September 18, 2016, I was afforded the opportunity to attend the NJACT's 43rd Annual Perry Awards. I was extremely honored to be present supporting my twin brother, Joseph Laurino Jr. who was nominated for his role as Patsy in a production of Spamalot with the Chatham Community Players. His appearance in the show was an unexpected surprise that resulted in a comic and memorable performance. Our high school director and choreographer, James Mosser and Jennifer Williams branched out to this community theatre project and somehow knew that Joseph would be the perfect fit. This 16 year old boy took on the role of Patsy, the loyal companion to King Arthur, exuding charisma and a sense of maturity that captured the audience. With a stellar triple - threat performance, he left critics speechless with a smile from ear to ear.  (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Incredibly Moving, Contemporary Opera PECAN SUMMER Brings Australian History To The Sydney Opera House
by Jade Kops - Sep 17, 2016

Deborah Cheetham's (Music and Libretto) moving contemporary Australian Opera PECAN SUMMER blends classical stylings with the heart wrenching truth of a not too distant past. (more...)

NYFA Awards Over $600K to New York State Artists
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) has announced the recipients and finalists of its Artists' Fellowship Program. (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Announces the 2016 RISING STAR Awards Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

As one of the nation's leading regional theaters and producing partners for Broadway, Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows for the Great White Way. The theater will be the recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award this Sunday. Since their inception in 1996, the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theatre have ignited the careers of many notable performers, all of whom attended high school in New Jersey.  Among the early nominees and winners are Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables), Tony Award winners Laura Benanti (Gypsy) and Nikki M. James (The Book of Mormon), Tony nominee Rob McClure (Chaplin), Shanice Williams, star of NBC's The Wiz Live! and Olivier Award nominee Jared Gertner (The Book of Mormon).  The 2016 Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards Presented by the Investors Foundation ceremony took place at Paper Mill Playhouse on Tuesday, June 7, at 7:30pm, featuring presenters from Broadway and beyond. The ceremony was broadcast live on television and online through Paper Mill Playhouse video partner, Hometowne Television, of Summit, New Jersey. (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Announces 2016 Rising Star Award Nominations!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

As one of the nation's leading regional theaters and producing partners for Broadway, Paper Mill Playhouse has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows for the Great White Way. (more...)

TV ONE to Premiere Emotional THE NEXT 15 2-Part Reunion Special This April
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2016

TV One's trailblazing reality series THE NEXT: 15 is coming to a close with the season-long drama hitting all-new heights with its two-part reunion premiering on two special dates: Sunday, April 3 at 7 p.m. ET and Sunday, April 10 at 7 p.m. ET. (more...)

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